Can Non Stick Pans Go in The Dishwasher?
The short answer is no, we don't recommend putting non stick pans in your dishwasher. Let us explain, when non stick pans go in the dishwasher repeatedly, the high water pressure and heat can cause the pans non stick coating to break down over time. This dishwashing process can cause the coating to later flake off during cooking, ruining the non stick finish. We always recommend asking the cookware brand if their non stick coating can withstand occasional dishwasher use.
Here's The Best Way We Recommend Washing Non Stick Pans
At the end of the day, handwashing your non stick pan is ultimately the best way to preserve the non stick coating. Always use a sponge or soft cloth to remove any residual food on the pan. If food is stuck to the pan, fill it with soapy water and let it simmer in the pan. After cooling, use a soft sponge or non-abrasive plastic pad to remove the food. For more difficult residue, add water and vinegar in a 2 to 1 ratio with a tablespoon of baking soda and let simmer and cool before cleaning.